BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The American Sugar Cane League, along with Domino Sugar, Imperial Sugar, and Louisiana Sugar Refining, worked together to donate 12,000 pounds of sugar to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which was damaged in the historic August flooding.
"We learned that the food bank lost a lot of its stores during the August flood, so Louisiana's sugar producing companies got together and delivered the sugar to the temporary facility the week after the storm," said Jim Simon, manager of the American Sugar Cane League.
The food bank's facility on Choctaw Rd. took on four feet of water, causing more than 570,000 pounds of food to be ruined. The organization also lost their computers, office furniture, and all but one truck.
"The sugar refiners, millers, individual farmers, and many others in the agricultural community are very concerned about hunger in south Louisiana and will do whatever we can to help," said Simon.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's main warehouse is now back up and running, but is still in need of support in the form of donated food and funds. Volunteers are also always needed. To find out how you can donate, visit www.BRFoodbank.org, or call 225-359-9940.